The son of a British military officer, Ian followed in his Father’s footsteps and graduated from The Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. He served as a Platoon Commander in the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Four years later in 1967 Ian immigrated to Canada where he entered the History Department at the University of Manitoba—a decision that has had a profound impact on his career to this day. It was during this period that he began to study the historical trends that ultimately provided the foundation for his Longwave theory.
It wasn’t until 1983 that Ian entered the financial realm. He worked as a stock broker in Ontario for eight years before working in Management for three more years in Toronto and Vancouver. It was 1998 when Ian determined that the Longwave Theory was too compelling to ignore any longer. He began writing the Longwave Analyst and re-entered the sales side of the business. He accurately predicted the end of the massive equity bull market and also accurately predicted the beginnings of the current gold bull market. By 2003, Ian was the #1 performer at Canaccord Capital (Canada’s largest independent brokerage firm)—a position he maintained until he left the firm in late 2005.
The need to access further institutional investment, vital to supporting Ian’s financings prompted him to move his team to Bolder Investment Partners in late 2005. The move to Bolder proved very successful for Ian and his team, accelerating the momentum that had been gained at Canaccord previously. Ian served as a Vice President of Bolder for three years.
The Longwave Theory, in addition to a keen sense of what constitutes a winning deal, has enabled Ian and his team to enjoy meteoric growth over the last decade. This success has enabled Ian to chart the course for the next leg of his journey.
The same Longwave principles that have guided Ian for the last decade are just as relevant today as they were a decade ago. These principles very accurately predicted the collapse of the financial markets—a prediction that factored heavily into Ian’s investment strategies over the last decade. His focus now is the next decade. Ian is focusing his attention on using the same Longwave principles to help define next steps for both institutional and retail investors.
The Longwave Group, a company dedicated to this pursuit has been formed, and Ian, the Longwave Analyst himself, is assuming the reins as Chairman. Ian’s experience and expertise, in addition to his infectious passion and enthusiasm, will serve as a guiding beacon for employees and clients alike.